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Grown Folks Stories

Grown Folks Stories™ - Chicago, IL

For those of you who keep missing it and those who can't get enough of it, we're doing it again!

Local storyteller Cara Brigandi hosts no-notes tales by amateur and professional storytellers. Drop your name in the hat for a five-minute turn at the mic. Most stories are light and entertaining to downright hilarious, while others can be very sobering and heart-felt. Come on out with us to hear some great unscripted tales from the lives of everyday people or maybe get up to tell a story of your own. It's always a good time!

They have a start time of 7:30, but that's usually when they start accepting names for those telling stories. It is a BYOB event, too. So bring whatever spirits or drinks you like. And if you get there after 7:40, you might want to bring your own chair. After that time, standing room only remains. They usually start the show at 8:00 pm. Usually, after the show, a good number of us head up the street to Rodan for a drink and maybe a bite to eat. I hope to see you there!

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  • karla

    Nice idea.

    March 22, 2013

  • Doris

    Really enjoyed all the stories, this was a nice meet was great to see Pam M and others I have not seen since the New Years Bash....:-)

    March 22, 2013

  • Dana A.

    Couldn't make it tonight. A good friend delivered her baby today

    March 21, 2013

  • ♥Rain

    Going to head to Milwaukee instead:)

    March 21, 2013

  • Shavaughn

    Unfortunately, I can't make it tonight. I will definitely shoot for the next one. :(

    March 21, 2013

  • Kristil H.

    Me can't make it. But will aim for next time.

    March 21, 2013

  • Tracey

    Not able to make it tonight. Have fun everybody!!

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • Henri B.

    Hey, all! Instead of us all packing it down the street to overcrowd Rosanna, we'll just cross the street and go to Swig after the event. It can give those, who arrived too late to sit with the group a chance to get together and meet some of the newer members that are coming out. Swig is at 1469 N Milwaukee. I hope you can drop by and say "hi" for a minute!

    1 · March 16, 2013

    • shettima w.

      I need to do a interview with the leader of this group for Mocha Chocolate TV & Radio. I will be there tonight :-)

      March 21, 2013

    • J. A.


      March 21, 2013

  • Jonathan

    of course I have a mtg. :-(

    March 21, 2013

  • Debra S.

    Won't b able to make it tonite. Mayb next time.

    March 20, 2013

  • Charles A.

    I'm really sorry but I am in rehearsal. I will see all of you soon. Until then, peace and many blessings. Charles

    March 19, 2013

  • kismet2013

    By the way: There are tables reserved for us at "SWIG"- (1469 N Milwaukee Ave 60622). So we don't have to worry about the tight crowds and loud noise of Rodan... Also Swig has a pool table, and reasonably priced menu. It's a cool spot for all of us to lounge, chat, laugh and recap the stories from Silver Room. Maybe we can get a few games of pool in as well. :).. I'm excited!

    4 · March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Change of plans!

    March 17, 2013

  • Henri B.

    Remember, the event is free, but they ask for a $5 donation. Parking can be iffy. Early is better.

    March 17, 2013

  • Henri B.

    That was supposed to be Rodan, not Rosanna. Autocorrect is so notorious!

    March 16, 2013

  • ♥Rain

    Looking forward to this :)

    March 13, 2013

  • devonnia

    This will be my first GFS event. Looking forward to it.

    March 11, 2013

  • kismet2013

    ABSOLUTELY!!!.. I'm there.. I love this event!!

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Benji

    excited for new fun

    March 11, 2013

  • Charles A.

    Looking forward to meeting those who loves a good story.

    March 11, 2013

  • Stephanie L. Brown M.

    It seems like it will be fun

    March 11, 2013

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